News for Saturday, March 22, 2008

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Heeding the call of duty Frances Pratt has dedicated 63 years to Service Guild of Covington

Editor's Note: In recognition of National Women's History Month, throughout March, the Citizen will profile local women who have impacted the community in positive ways. Though many of these women's accomplishments may be mostly unsung, they have each, in their own way, made their mark on history.

Intruder sought by city police Cops on the lookout for a man with dreadlocks

COVINGTON - A Covington man came home from work Thursday afternoon to find his wife in tears, telling him that a man had forced his way into their Haygood Street home and robbed her, according to the Covington Police Department.

Air conditioning units, components stolen from homes

COVINGTON - More than $28,000 worth of air conditioning units and accompanying components have been stolen from seven homes under construction recently.

Officials release name of first accident victim

COVINGTON - The Newton County Coroner's Office has released the identity of one of the victims killed Thursday afternoon in a head-on collision on County Road 213 near Ga. Highway 36.

Local teen honored as part of '911 Day'

COVINGTON - A 13-year-old Newton County girl was honored by Gov. Sonny Perdue earlier this week for the heroic actions she took to save her grandmother's life.

Rockdale Citizen Poll 3-22-08

This week's Citizen Poll was an open line...

Jackson County crushes Eagles Eastside loses 20-7 in five innings

COVINGTON - The Eastside baseball team took one on the chin in Region 8-AAAA play Friday, falling to Jackson County 20-7 in five innings.

NCAA roundup: Curry scores 40 in upset of Gonzaga

RALEIGH, N.C. - Stephen Curry scored 30 of his 40 points in the second half and hit the tie-breaking 3-pointer with just over a minute left, leading 10th-seeded Davidson to an 82-76 win over Gonzaga on Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament's Midwest Regional.

Bulldogs chalk up win over Jaguars Rockdale bounces back 6-3

CONYERS - One night after dropping a disappointing 13-6 loss to Eastside, the Rockdale baseball team got back on the right track Friday night.

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Newton Citizen Poll 3-22-08

"If you are thinking of voting for Democrats this November: (1) In 1993 President Bill Clinton changed the law to tax Social Security benefits paid to seniors. Every Democrat voted for it and Vice President Al Gore broke the tie vote in the Senate in his capacity as presiding officer over the Senate. (2) President Jimmy Carter changed the law to pay Social Security to non-citizen 'immigrants' even though none of them have ever paid a penny into it. (3) Congress wrote the Social Security Law so that no politician in Congress would ever have to pay into Social Security. Instead, Congress wrote a law creating a personal pension plan for themselves alone, much more beneficial and secure than Social Security. (4) Historically, votes for third-party candidates such as Ross Perot and Libertarians have helped Democrats and hurt Republicans. If Democrats try to tell you that these facts are not true, please have someone Google the Internet for verification of these facts. Please also remember to never ever re-elect any politician to any national, state, or local political office - one term at the public trough should be enough even for the very greedy. Thank you for your kind attention."

Mistakes doom Rams in shutout

COVINGTON - A combination of mistakes led to the Newton baseball team's downfall in a 13-0 loss to Luella on Friday at Riverside Park.

Newton girls claim thrilling win in overtime against M.L. King

COVINGTON - The Newton girls rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the second half with two goals in regulation by Claire Davis and one from Tauntiana Kennedy in overtime to beat M.L. King 3-2 on Thursday night at Homer Sharp Stadium.

Heritage sweeps Rockdale Lady Patriots improve to 10-1; boys shut out Bulldogs

CONYERS - In a clash of county rivals, Heritage's soccer squads collected a sweep of Rockdale on Friday at Reid Memorial Stadium.

Darrell Huckaby - Racism: Is it a two-way street?

Comedian/football play-by-play guy/political analyst Dennis Miller recently remarked that for a white person, discussing race is like walking through a mine field wearing clown shoes.